It was late Summer in 2013. I had never been to Europe before and I was going to spend a month there. Sage [ @sageerickson ], Willie [ @williekessel ] and me. Three best friends driving the coast of three countries; from Porto Portugal, through Spain, to Hossegor France.
These disposable Fuji film captures don't span the whole trip, mostly just France because I forgot I had the camera in my bag up until then. They're mostly grainy and definitely average composition, but they help me remember the moments surrounding each click. Like Sage taking a photo of me at a cafe for the sole purpose of us getting a photo of the steezy french babe sitting behind us. Or the first image below; we were on our way to France, somewhere in Spain and we stopped for petrol and food. We'd been driving all day, listening to one of Sage's burned mix cd's for the 100th time and we were hungry. Unfortunately this wasn't one of those good petrol stations, the ones with the cafes attached. This one was as basic as they come, full of packaged honey roasted nuts and such. I probably bought the nuts, though I remember Sage and Willie bringing a bag of rice crackers and couple cans of sardines to the table. Sardines. Sardines! For as hungry as I was, I still couldn't bring myself to dig in.
More grainy memories below. x
1. Play on. Make a few Spotify playlists in 'offline mode' or download some Apple Music. It's better than listening one of Sage's mixed cd's over and over and over.
2. Hand-carry. Bring a disposable camera on your trip and keep it on you throughout the day. I like disposables for all the in-between moments, and it keeps things spontaneous.
3. Pay the man. If you're driving in Europe, have Euros on you for the tolls. There are many of them.